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. >>> lighting the night. washington monument illuminated in a decade's old tradition. >> thousands gathered to kick off the holidays tonight. >> you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout. >>> here's what people are talking about tonight. >> fire works, laser light, music, and food. wjz is live and we have all the holiday cheer. >> reporter: that's right. the monument lighting is one of baltimore's premier community events. this year's ceremony did not disappoint. >> three, two, one! [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: the mayor joins her fellow baltimoreians to ring in the 2012 holiday season. the 21st annual lighting of the washington monument is a time- honored city tradition featuring a fire works and laser light show. >> have you ever been that close to fire works? >> no. >> was that cool or scary? >> cool and scary at the same time. >> reporter: some 5000 people turned out for the big event. it included darius web. >> we saw the tree all decorated. i'm all in the christmas tree. this is my favorite month. >> you better watc
association in washington. >> shame on the nra! >> reporter: speaking out for a political action committee, the group says the gun rights group is partly to blame for tragedies like newtown. but the executive director of gun owners of america thinks principals and teachers should carry guns to prevent tragedies like newtown. >> there are members of congress that would like to see the school zone gun ban done away with. and i think that's encouraging. >> reporter: pro-gun rights senator joe mansion of west virginia called on the gun industry to come together with congress to work on what he called a reasonable approach to curbing gun violence. he said all options should be on the table. cbs news, new york. >>> there is progress to report on fiscal cliff negotiations. two weeks from today, the painful series of spending cuts and tax increases will automatically go into effect if washington can't come up with a budget deal. late monday, though, we learned congressional republicans and the president are narrowing the gap in their differences. tara mergener is in washington with the latest. goo
>>> pleading for aid. new jersey governor chris kristy goes to washington. >> the money he wants to help recover from super storm sandy. >> hi, everybody. i'm mary bull bal bubala. -- bubala. >> i'm kai jackson. here's what people are talking about. >> super storm sandy hit new jersey heights residents hard, but its residents are still slowly picking up the pieces. the state's governor paid a visit to president obama today, asking for money to help rebuild. >> reporter: the deans are packing what they can salvage from their new jersey home. >> 20 years of collectible cinderella stuff that my husband -- sorry. my husband started collecting it for me, ever since we started dating. >> reporter: everything else is lost. their seaside heights community took a direct hit from the storm, which destroyed 80% of the town. police chief thomas boyd said, with federal help, the town will rebuild. >> seaside heights is never leaving. we're going to rebuild and we're staying. >> reporter: governor chris christie worked closely with the president. now he
the 1st of the year to issue those licenses. >> it's not just maryland that issued them. in washington state, which had a battle referendum similar to ours, one couple got theirs this morning just hours after the same sex marriage law became legal out there. they've been together for 35 years. >>> president obama is heading to virginia today to meet with a middle class family that will feel the impact if the country goes over the fiscal cliff. on capitol hill lawmakers are talking about the consequences of taxes going up. danielle nottingham has the latest for wjz from washington. >> lawmakers are getting an earful about why they need to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> you have to nail this down. uncertainty you is -- is killing us. >> top economists came to talk about it. president obama and john boehner spoke wednesday but publicly are holding firm on their positions. the white house has made clear the country could go over the cliff if republicans refuse to raise taxes on the top 2% of american earners. republican leaders say they will close loopholes and eliminate tax breaks to raise m
answer to the washington gridlock? and is he planning a run for governor against chris christie. for analysis, we'll turn to joe klein of "time" magazine. "washington post" columnist michael gerson and our own norah o'donnell and major garrett, our chief white house correspondent. it's all ahead on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning again. well to the famous combos of modern life, from mac and cheese peanut butter and jelly rum and coke, bread and butter, and salt and pep pepper, add one more pair simpson-bowles. alan simpson may be in wyomingy and erskine bowles in north carolina but you can't mention one without think of the other. when you headed up the bipartisan deficit commission appointed by the president you laid out the dire consequences if we don't get the country back on a sound financial footing. the two sides are still at loggerheads. i guess i would start this morning by mr.-- and mr. bowles, why don't you go first-- is all this just posture or are they really
marijuana use goes into effect in washington state. >>> and royal ruse. australia's shop jocks pose as queen elizabeth and prince charles in a prank phone call to the duchess of cambridge's hospital. >> when can you take me to the hospital, charles? >> when can you come down to take her? maybe in the morning or something, if that's okay. captioning funded by cbs >> this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, december 6, 2012. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm terrell brown. stunning. that's what they hear after the obama administration is ready to go over the fiscal cliff if the gop doesn't bid on higher taxes. on top earners. a just released poll shows nearly half of those ads say it's time to end tax cuts for the wealthy but keep it in place for americans earning $250,000 or less. 32% say the tax cuts should remain in place for everyone. during a broadcast interview yesterday timothy geithner was asked what if republican don't agree to raising taxes. >> is the administration prepared to go over the fiscal cliff? >> oh, absolutely. again, we say there's no pr
in washington, d.c. now, tomorrow, low pressure to the west of us will pass to or west, which means ahead of it, mild air. a lot of clouds. could be rain in the afternoon and evening. to the north, a little colder. a little freezing and drizzle is possible. could see a little light freezing trizle before it warms up. but we have warmer weather coming for this weekend. we'll have those numbers coming up. >>> another sure sign the holiday is here. we're about an hour away from the lighting of the washington monument. sky eye chopper 13 is over mount vernon right now, where preparations are under way for the lighting ceremony. and you can probably see down there, crowds are gathering for the fun. we're live on the ground, too. jessica kartalija with more on the excitement. >> reporter: well, vic, it's always exciting. some people say they come year after year, and they look forward to this being their official start to the holiday season. and then we were just over talking with some people. and it's the very first time they were here. and they are love
did happen, back in 2008. and our cbs station in washington, d.c. said it's no secret the secret service is now being investigated by the inspector general. >> any time when you have a compromise of information that could somehow put into play an agent and officer's vulnerabilities, then you have a threat potentially to national security. >> reporter: seen in reports, those missing files haven't been recovered, the lost information was reportedly on two computer tapes, headed to a secure storage in maryland. they apparently left the tapes on the train when it came to the end of the mow tro line. >> why wasn't it chained to his wrist with a handcuff in a case the second he stood up, said, i think i need to grab it. >> reporter: the secret service issued this statement, verifying the incident did need to happen, saying these backup tapes were not marked or identified in any way and were protected by multiple layers of security. >> the secret service tells our cbs service in washington that they notified metro transit police, and they assisted in h
's in washington with more. tara, good morning. >> good morning, duarte. the nra says guns and police will help stop the next killer already waiting in the wings. it's a controversial idea in the middle of an already emotional and heated debate now raging across the country. hundreds of protesters march aid cross the brooklyn bridge asking for new gun control laws and there was a demonstration outside a gun shop. >> to allow these guns for no other purpose than to murder and slaughter innocent people and children is insane. >> reporter: fear of gun control laws has made the sale of guns this christmas. >> two weeks ago you could have bought one gun for, you know, $1,400. now it's $2,500, $2,700. >> debate over gun control is just as heated here on capitol hill. the nra, one of the most effective lobbying organizations in washington says it will fight any new restrictions. >> what every mom and dad will make them feel better, when they drop their kid off at school in january is if we have a police officer in that school. >> the reaction to that plan is mixed among the parent
in washington this weekend. >> reporter: the president declared himself modestly optimistic congress could still reach an agreement to head off huge tax hikes on january first but he also warned lawmakers to get their work done. >> the american people are not going to have patience with a self-inflicted wound on the economy. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell called the white house meeting a good one and he told his fellow republicans he hoped to have a fiscal cliff recommendation soon. >> we will be working hard to see if we can get there in next 24 hours and so i am hopeful and optimistic. >> reporter: but the sticking point remains finding something that can make it through the house with enough support from republicans. >> it seems like the 250 threshold that the president proposed previously is unlikely to pass the house in its current form, and so without some sort of additional compromise there it seems unlikely that we're going to get something done before the end of the year. >> susie: you know thanks for that report. i am just wondering from all of the reporting you
, are they prepared to go over the fiscal cliff. >> absolutely. >> fiscal cliff negotiations in washington, still up in the air. most lawmakers have gone home for a long weekend. >> i'll be here and i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president if he gets serious about solving this problem. >> the duchess of cambridge has left hospital. there for morning sickness. >> how are you feeling this morning, kate? >> as of today, possession of small amounts of marijuana is legal in the state of washington. >>> now the 55th annual grammy awards revealed. the top contender, kanye west and jay-z. >> he's got it. kobe bryant. the greatest player in the history of the los angeles lakers. >> all that, ready for your mistake? >> yeah. i'd like to hear it. >> can eating while driving be distracting. >> no! >> and all that matters. >> former senator alan simpson is bringing his meg aboutssage about the national debt to a new generation. >> gangnam style. >> on cbs "this morning." >> the star? a toddler and tiaras earning a spot on barbara walters list of the 20 most
in oakland. and 51, ocean city. 55 in washington. right now, temperatures running 10 to as much as 20 degrees colder than yesterday. the only place that didn't change was ocean city. no change there at all. but tomorrow, lots of sunshine. it will be a cold day, compared to the last few days. so don't forget to take the coat and maybe some gloves tomorrow. probably only staying in the 40s tomorrow. >> hurricane sandy slammed into chris field, causing extensive damage. the state asked for help from fema. but alex demetrick reports, the agency and the white house denied that request because not enough damage was done. >> reporter: when sandy flooded chrisfield, saving lives came first. >> is there water coming inside your residence right now? >> yes, ma'am! i want you to try to stay calm. >> i have my grandson with me. >> reporter: taking stock of the damage came next. >> my building took a big beating. it's the worst i've seen. >> clearly, chrisfield took it the hardest, in terms of the sea level rise and the tidal surge. and a lot of people have b
to put pressure on both sides. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> reporter: former senator allen simpson said in an interview today, that a fiscal cliff compromise must include new revenue and spending cuts. >>> the sun makes a return and that helped fight off the chill a little bit. taking a live look outside. the sun has set. and there is the washington monument. it will be lit momentarily. so is winter really back after our near record warm weather? bob is in the first warning weather center, updating temperatures for us. bob? >> well, we've got clouds and milder temps. but no record-making temperatures headed our way. not going to see 70. maybe not until next spring. let's take a look at temps now. we've cooled down to 37. under high clouds that have moved in. 38 ocean city. 34 in oakland. tomorrow, and overnight tonight, clouds begin to move in. there may be a little rain in the afternoon or tomorrow night. low pressure passing to our west. but ahead of it, we'll get milder air. probably back up to 50. and maybe
>> schieffer: today on "face the nation," christmastime in washington but not much christmas can cheer at the capitol. old santa tried to reward congressional inaction with a lode of coal, but wouldn't you know there was no one around to give it to. congress skedaddled when the deal on the fiscal cliff collapsed. the national rifle association's top command did stay in town to ask the question we've all been asking. >> what do we do about the tragedy of the sort that struck in newtown connecticut? >> schieffer: but their response left gun control advocates reeling. we'll talk to the profit n.r.a., wayne keene. and we'll hear from senator mark warner of virginia, and kay bailey hutchison of texas. we'll also talk to the first black senator from the south since reconstruction, newly designated south carolina senator tim scott. plus, we'll hear from actor ben affleck on, among other things, reports he may seek the senate seat being vacated by john kerry. who has just been nominated to be the next secretary of state. >> well, one never knows. i'm not one to get into conjecture. >> sc
to washington on tuesday. >> we have the benefit and misfortune of being on the national stage right now. this is a real opportunity for us to make a statement. >> reporter: schools here will reopen tuesday but sandy hook elementary will be closed until further notice. i'm troy dunnan. >>> tonight our media partner the baltimore sun reports a local tie, the parents of one of the victims once lived in maryland. >> there are faces attached to those names today and family members and friends are telling their stories. jim axelrod reports from newtown connecticut. >> reporter: simply put, anna marquez greene had the voice of an angel. she did not miss a beat as she sang along with her brother in this home video. in a statement on facebook her father jimmy greene wrote as much as she's needed here and missed by her mother, brother and me, ana beat us all to heaven, i love you baby girl. >> emily was bright, creative and very loving. >> reporter: robby parker the father of 6-year-old emily honored his oldest daughter with a moving tribute saturday just a day after he and his wife were told the
$174,000. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. washington state's new marijuana law went into effect today, make together first state to legalize the drug for recreational use for people 21 or older. john blackstone tells us those that are supposed to enforce law are a little foggy on the details. >> reporter: at seattle police headquarters, jonah spangenthal lee was given the task of explaining the state state's new marijuana law on an online guide. >> what do you call it? mari-what? the guide to legal pot use in seattle. >> reporter: a lot of people are saying thattix. it will take a year for the state to write regulations for selling marijuana illegally. for now that leaves some confusion gaffes. for example it's still illegal to smoke pot publicly, but last night teem peepdid. let me get this straight-- you can possess it, you can buy it but nobody is allowed to sell it. >> that's correct. >> reporter: and nobody is allowed to grow it right now either. >> that's correct as well. >> reporter: so how do you get legal pot? >> i couldn't tell you. >> reporter: the new law passed with 56% o
.s. tank. he is scheduled to tape a christmas in washington special tomorrow. >>> a wrong turn leaves a california woman clinging for her life. she was on a routine hike through griffith park when she made one wrong turn. the trail slowly narrowed until the ground beneath her started to crumble. she clung to some vegetation on the trail to keep from falling off on the side. hikers along the correct trail heard her cries for help and called police. >> thank god i'm still alive. i was about to die. >> lucky woman there. crews rescued her by helicopter. she was cold and exhausted but otherwise she suffered no serious injuries. >>> they've hauled supplies to the hardest hit areas and now members are uniting for victims of superstorm sandy. tim williams has more from towson. >> it's been more than a month since superstorm sandy. relief efforts continue. >> someone -- you know, this is very small. if you get a household item, but it's new, but it's just the thought that, you know, somebody for a away is thinking about you. >> at the tow united methodis
falling as concern mounts that washington will fail to get a budget deal. the dow jones industrial average lost 158 points today, to close at 12,938. the nasdaq fell 25 points to close at 2,960. for the week, both the dow and the nasdaq fell 2%. sectarian tensions flared across iraq today as tens of thousands of sunnis staged mass protests against the shi-ite-led government. there were rallies in fallujah and ramadi, where protests already had erupted earlier this week. today, mosul, tikrit and samarra had demonstrations as well. protesters took to the streets waving flags and signs. they chanted slogans demanding fair treatment from the baghdad regime, and the release of sunni prisoners. shi-ite prime minister nouri al-maliki said the demonstrations were not acceptable. the government of china imposed tighter controls on internet usage today. now, china's 500 million web users will have to provide their real names when they register for internet service. and providers must delete any web content deemed illegal, and report it to authorities. leading writers and bloggers insisted it's a ne
is in washington with that part of the story. >> columbine. >> virginia tech, tucson. >> reporter: more than 50 hool stars joined forces to make this new public service announcement calling for an end to gun violence. >> it's time. >> it's time for our leaders to act. >> demand a plan. >> reporter: the question now, should a plan include the nra's call for putting an armed officer in every school? >> it's total nonsense. >> reporter: no, is the answer from andrei nikitchyuk whose eight-year-old son was in the hallway at sandy hook limitary as bullets flew nearby. the solution, he says, is gun control. >> why are we allowing sales of weapons that terrible in this country? >> reporter: that is shared by some parents parents in washington, d.c. where the son of bola aina attends school. >> mow we don't want guns in our school. >> reporter: but some parent here disagree. armed guards, they say, could be part of the answer. >> i think any effort to-- to protect our children is worth it. >> one of the difficulties is being every place, everywhere, all the time. >> reporter: school safety expert ronal
bring them to gun safety policies. family members of victims are in washington and call on congress to implement change. calling for tighter gun control laws. >> we're here because we know america is greater than those awful moments. we're here because we envision in america that's known as the nation that solves this terrible gun violence epidemic once and for all. we can do this. we can do this. >> west virginia democrat was one of the first senators to say it is time for a new debate about gun control. he spoke with president obama and called for all sides to come to the table. >> the brady campaign emphasizes all conversations must be respectful of the second amendment. >>> after weeks of deadlock, there are signs of the government close to a fiscal cliff deal. daniel reports on president obama's latest counter offer to prevent year end tax hikes for middle class americans. >> house speaker john boehner met with republicans this morning to discuss fiscal cliff proposal. also began work on a so-called plan b to prevent a tax increase in case he does not reach a deal with the whit
million people in the washington region plan to travel 50 miles or more over the holidays. aaa says the average trip will be more than 700 miles and more than 90% of holiday travelers plan on driving. >>> and still to come on wjz, eyewitness news at noon, a violent police standoff in pennsylvania comes to an end. whatwhat happened and the latest on the gunman. >>> a judge rules on a request to pull thousands of samsung products off the shelves. >> and a cool and sunny tuesday one week before christmas. the updated first warning weather forecast is coming up. , ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> it's 58 degrees and mostly sunny
massacre leaders in washington and here in maryland are calling for a change in gun policy. >> reporter: mourners lined up outside the st. rose of lima church. they held two funerals today, first graders james mattioli and jessica rekos. students at other schools went back to class today. the memorial to the victims grows with candles and christmas tree ornaments. many wonder how they will get flew the holidays. >> i can't imagine waking up christmas morning. i wouldn't want to. >> reporter: the gun control debate is picking up momentum. lawmakers will push for a ban on assault weapons and governor o'malley is doing the same. >> it's hard to conclude that this gun should be in the hands of anyone other than a military or police officers sent into a tactical situation. >> reporter: the gunman used a military style ar-15 and two other weapons legally bought by his mother. the nra released a statement saying it was shocked, saddened, and heart broken by last week's shooting. the nra is going to provide meaningful contributions to end the violence. >>> a student is caught planning an attack
-17. we had gusts as high as 24. even 30 over in washington. tonight the winds will begin to calm down. it's going to be a little breezy tonight and again tomorrow. but still another mild day. burn debt has a look at those temperatures. >> even though it's cooling down right now. we got up there this afternoon to 59 degrees for our high. currently, it is down to 49. you can see in baltimore 52 in d.c. our average high is 44, so we are still above average. on the day, i want to show you this, 59 degrees for the high. that average 44. the record 72. closer to that than the average. now we are going to remain above average tomorrow before big changes kick in with this weather pattern and we will have that coming up. now back inside. >> we are following breaking news out of east baltimore. there is a water main issue apparently. let's go to sky chopper 13. captain jeff long is on the scene with more. >> good evening. this could be a good sign. steel plates going down over the hole where they have been working on this water main break struck by contractors earlier. and 2600 homes and businesses
for these kids by handing out $100 gift cards to use in the aisles of walmart on washington boulevard. >> a lot of times people aren't able to afford different things at christmas time. so we're trying to extend our hand as much as possible. >> reporter: he started the 281 foundation during his sophomore year with the ravens and the entire idea behind the foundation is to give back to under privileged kids. 75 of the best and brightest students were chosen to stop. >> give a whole lot extra in class every day. and you should be rewarded for that. >> reporter: while video games and beauty products may be on the minds of many. >> how much is that, do you know? >> reporter: some say it's a good lesson in budgeting. >> usually i don't look at prices because i am a teenager. now it's his money and my money i am spending. i am going to like look at the prices now and like make it all fit and make it work. >> reporter: boldin's foundation does this every year. and much of it is made possible through donations. vic, back to you. >> thank you. and the ravens are hoping for their own christmas gift this
. 58 down by the bay. and over in washington right now. we have that northwest wind. i told you, it was going to change direction from the south here. that warm air. front came through. light rain on the lower eastern shore this morning. cleared out quickly. got bright, sunshiny, nice december day. but unlike the last few days, it was a radical change. here's the front from maine into the georgia area and alabama. mississippi, some rain down there. the front moved through the area down there this morning, early on. and takes the rain and clouds with it. bright sunshine. the only problem is this front is going to kind of stall out, we think, down in the south. eventually may play into our weather. kind of wading back and forth. we have a risk of more clouds coming back friday. i think most of the rain will miss us. but over the weekend, into next week. we'll have a couple of chances of maybe some shower activity, down to 49 in boston. in the 30s to our north and west. so chilly air up there. but even winnipeg at 28 is not all that bad. d
to washington the day after christmas. senator from hawaii, laid to rest. president obama and the first lady attended the memorial service. he was the first japanese american elected to both houses of congress and the second largest serving u.s. senator. he was 88 years old. >> back here in maryland a police shooting in baltimore county, a police officer opened fire, killing a man who had a knife. that's where derrick is tonight with the details. >> reporter: police say the officer was acting in self- defense when he confronted and shot a suspicious man he found back here behind this gas station. it all started with an officer on routine patrol as he passed the shell gas station at ed monton around 3:45 in the morning. he noticed a suspicious man behind the building. police say when the officer asked the man to come out from behind the building, the man pulled out a knife. >> the officer attempted to use a taser to stop the situation, but it was ineffective. the man refused repeated commands to drop the knife. >> reporter: police say fearing fo
from washington. >> hundreds of protestors marched across the brooklyn bridge asking for new gun control laws. as there were demonstrations outside a gun shop outside washington dc. >> to allow these kind of gun that is have no other murder than to murder, slaughter innocent people and children is insane. >> fear of new gun control laws has made the weapons one of the hottest selling items this christmas. >> definitely stock up and buy things i can't get in the future. 2 weeks ago you could have bought one gun for $1,400 and now it's $2,500. >> the debate over gun control is just as heated here on capitol hill. the nra says it will fight any new restrictions. >> what every mom and dad want when they drop their kid off at school in january is if we have a police officer in that school. >> the reaction to that plan was mixed among the parents we spoke with. >> i think any effort to protect our children is worth it. >> no, we do not want people with guns in our school. >> senator diane plans to present a bill banning assault weapons this january. there was a ban in place from 1994 t
. >> reporter: shawn was unemployed for a year in washington state then two years ago he got a job as an accountant with the federal government so the family of six-- their savings depleted-- moved across the country to woodbridge virginia. his salary of a little more than $70,000 is less than what he used to make. >> before we lost our job they were in -- two were in piano and we haven't been able to do things like that. >> reporter: what's the hardest part of this? >> for me it's my kids knowing that i want more for them. my oldest, who's the one that's most aware of what we've been going through the last couple years she asked me recently, this summer, she's like "mommy when are we going to stop feeling like we're poor." i was like, honey, it's not that we're poor we just can't do a lot of things that other people do. >> reporter: sean and jody say it's soon going to become even tougher because they believe it's unlikely that congress and the president will reach a deal to avert the fiscal cliff. if they're right, according to the nonpartisan tax policy center, families such as
's washington correspondent for "the takeaway" on public radio international and a regular guest on the newshour. so todd you're back with us again. six hours to go until midnight. progress reported but still to deal. >> senate republicans, judy the latest thing that has happened is senate republicans came out of a conference meeting with their leader, with mitch mcconnell all sounding positive. they all echoed what you had in the piece there from mcconnell saying they were very, very close to sequester the automatic spending cuts remain an outstanding issue. and kind of got thrown into the mix again today. you know the president in that appearance in the executive office building today in front of a supportive crowd, not really a press conference, more of like a minirally talked about the sequester and his desire to have any delay in the sequester paid for with revenue increases. you know, i talked to a few house members just a few moments ago. not only ot tone of the president's presentation but also that demand which they consider move og the goalpost even though democrats dispute that on the
an over time loss to the washington redskins the 9-4 team shakes up its coaches staff. they fired offensive coordinator cam cameron. he was highly criticized during his 5 years with the ravens. the ravens played better on offense yesterday, scoring 28 points. the offense has struggled in the past several games against the steelers and the chargers. taking over for cameron quarterback coach jim cad -- caldwell. how will this play out for the ravens? we'll find out this sunday when the broncos come to town. don't miss the game at 1:00 on wjz 13. >>> putting the brakes on speed cameras. lawmakers are demanding answers about why there's been so many mistakes with them. derek valcourt has more. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon. keep in mind a lot of folks were skeptical about these speed cameras before they were even installed. now that there's reports of problems some lawmakers want to make sure they're fair and accurate for everyone. >> reports of malfunctioning speed cameras dolling out tickets to drivers who don't deserve them have raised doubts. >> do you have faith in
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home. >> pelley: while our attention was on newtown, connecticut, in washington there was real progress on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. that's the big tax increases for most americans and across-the-board spending cuts that would kick in in just two weeks. major garrett is at the white house for us tonight. major? >> reporter: scott, top white house advisors tell us house speaker john boehner broke the logjam when he agreed to raise some income tax rates. this comes with a price, one that president obama is not yet agreed to pay. the president and boehner met in the oval office for just under an hour. in a call to mr. obama friday just after his statement on the connecticut school massacre boehner for the first time agreed to raise income tax rates he proposed raising the top rate from 35% to 39.6% on households earning one million dollars a year or more. mr. obama wants to raise rates on householdss making $250,000 or more. congressional sources say boehner has most house republicans with him. here's the catch, republicans want mr. obama to agree to one trillion in spending cut
's most popular semiautomatic rifle similar to the weapon used in the newtown shootings. in washington meanwhile the gun control debate ramped up. on "face the nation" bob schieffer spoke with national rifle association president david keane, the first time the group has spoken since making a statement on friday. >> when you came on television at this news conference friday you seemed to blame the mentally ill. you seemed to blame hollywood. you seemed to blame the media, the video game manufacturers. you did not seem to think that your policies have had anything at all to do with this. >> well, we don't think they have. >> you see no responsibility. >> you know, we're living in a country, a free country which people have a right to exercise their second amendment rights. we're living in a country where in the last few decades as gun ownership has increased, violent crime has fallen. what we have, though, in this country are and in any country, a percentage of people who are frankly either evil or crazy. >> jeff: the nra says existing gun laws are not being enforced. margaret brennan h
and spending cuts. no statement is expected anytime soon. we go live now to washington to war correspondent, ben. >> all of the participants at this meeting left without a word. i don't think we will hear from them the rest of the day. there is a great deal at stake and very little time left. it has been reported that president obama presented a plan to increase taxes on income over a quarter million dollars per year, as part of the deficit reduction plan to deal with american debt. he would probably say to the congressional leaders that need to figure out a way to get it through, but i think the expectations in washington of a deal are low with only three, four days left until the new year and the media tax hikes and spending cuts taking and -- kicking in. >> that means perhaps heading back into recession? >> yes there is little doubt in washington about the seriousness of the sick jubilation. the problem is withdrawing government demand from the economy too big spending programs cuts with a smothering effect on the tax hikes will have been very damaging effect on the was economy and by ex
also cut off weapon supplies and allies like iran says andrew tabler of the washington institute near east policy. >> as the country's longest runways, from that location that jets from iran land, carrying a lot of sophisticated weapones, so knocking that location out. taking it over and holding it would allow the rebels to begin their push towards damascus without having the threat of resupply from the iranians. >> reporter: that makes it far too valuable for forces loyal to syrian president bashar al-assad to give up without a fight. the battle for damascus and its airport might prove to be the bloodiest in more than 20 months of syria's brutal civil war. charlie d'agata, cbs news london. >> and we'll be right back in just a moment. i runny nose. [ sighs ] thank you! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! new prilosec otc wildberry is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we
and officers opened fire and killed him. >>> several relatives of washington redskins star london fletcher are arrested. a riot broke out. he and his family say cleveland fans targeted their section because they wore redskins gear and security guards made the situation even worse. >> i see this officer taser him, five more officers beating on him. i'm like, why is you snatching on him? he's going to jail and then they came and started attacking our family. >> his aunt was treated for a neck injury and released. the redskins line backer adds that four relatives are still in police custody but have not been charged. >>> the garmin factory fire that killed 112 people was the work of sabotage. a government panel says last month's fire was probably set by someone who worked there. they are also asking for the owner to be punished because the factory lacked emergency exits. managers locked the gates and told them to go back to work after the fire alarm went off. >>> a major apartment fire on the eastern shore had people jumping oh it of windows to save their lives. we are live with the details o
of more than $300 million on the baltimore/washington region. more than half of the 3 million visitors are from out of the state. >>> a robbery is about to be -- an army/navy game will pit future warriors against each other. kais live at tonight's proudy pep rally. >> reporter: it's a clash of military titans. the pep rally generated big hit heath in annapolis. >> reporter: the midshipmen are ready to do battle with their biggest rival, the u.s. military academy, army, which is located in new york. >> many of these guys will go out and serve. it's like brother against brother. >> reporter: this year's game will be played in philadelphia with but before that happens, they host their annual pep rally to pump up the team. they played more than stars and stripes. >> i can't wait to dominate army and have a final hoo-rah. >> it's exciting to go into the last army/navy game for our class. >> reporter: this will be the 113th meeting between the two teams. we continue an eyewitness news tradition for the pep rally, which explains this is a fire, this is f
rate hikes on the table, the two sides could find compromise. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >>> president obama also told business leaders he will not play games with the fashion's debt ceiling. >>> a string of unseasonably mild days continues right now. a live look outside. and not too bad of a day. but not nearly as warm as the last few days we've seen. bob is in the first warning weather center with the updated forecast. bob? >> if you were asleep all day today, awake yesterday. and going out tonight. big change. because temperatures have been dropping. down to 49. now, it's down to freezing. 32 in oakland. that's coming our way. 48, ocean city. and we are running 11 degrees colder right now than we were yesterday at this time. in oakland, 22 degrees colder, as you see, out to the west. white a bit colder. and tomorrow will be a sunny, dry day. but it will be chilly. temperatures only in the 40s. probably only mid-40s tomorrow afternoon. it will be colder next day or so. but even milder air coming back for th
the road in washington dc the stand off continues. house speaker john boehner said he's still waiting for president obama to make his next counter offer to the republican plan he rejected. >> i'm going to need a response from the white house. we can't negotiate with ourselves. >> the president and boehner spoke on the phone wednesday. republicans want more. >> we want to sit down with the president. we want to talk specifics. >> whether the talks happen on the phone or in person here at capitol hill or at the white house there will be no deal without a compromise on taxes. >> i'm obsession to raise taxes is not going to solve the problem. >> timothy gitner said the white house is willing to go over the fiscal cliff if the gop doesn't agree to raise taxes on the top 2% of corners. the parties position seems unchangeable. >> speaker boehner took a position i think the day after the campaign that said we're willing to bring in revenue but not being to take a risk. >> the president said they could reach a deal within a week. >> the white house budget officer is issuing an order to prepare
challenging the republican who currently holds office, governor rick scott. in washington state dozens of same-sex couples waited in line overnight. today is the first day that they can legally marry there. in sports, texas a&m's quarterback johnny manzel became the first freshman ever to win college football's heisman trophy last night. known official as johnny football led the aggies to a 10-2 record this season including last month's upset victory over then top ranked alabama. at the 113th army-navy game in philadelphia yesterday, army looking to avoid its 11th straight loss to the mid shipmen launched a drive later in the game only to see it come to not with this fumble. navy sunk the army 17-13 and took home the coveted commander in chief's trophy yet again. police have charged dallas cowboys' nose tackle josh brent with intoxication manslaughter after a crash that killed teammate jerry browne. the practice squad linebacker died when brent's car overturned after hitting a curb early yesterday. brent was arrested after he reportedly failed a sobriety test. here's today's weather. a line of
the pacific northwest. heavy rain near everett, washington, triggered a mud slide on a 100-foot cliff. look what happened next! as the mud slammed into seven cars of a passing freight train pushing them all the rails. nbc news correspondent richard engel is free from his captors in syria. we'll have that story next. wit. the usual, bob? not today. [ male announcer ] bob has afib: atrial fibrillation not caused by a heart valve problem, a condition that puts him at greater risk for a stroke. [ gps ] turn left. i don't think so. [ male announcer ] for years, bob took warfarin, and made a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but not anymore. bob's doctor recommended a different option: once-a-day xarelto®. xarelto® is the first and only once-a-day prescription blood thinner for patients with afib not caused by a heart valve problem, that doesn't require routine blood monitoring. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce the risk of an afib-related stroke. there is limited data on how these drugs compare when warfarin is well managed. no routine blood monitoring me
and the threat of higher taxes if washington fails to cut a budget deal. >> anytime you take income out of the consumers' pocket, you're going to reduce consumer activity and reduce retail spending. >>reporter: so retailers are offering steep discounts to salvage the season. teen story aeropostle is offering 60% 60% on its website. and this children's clothing chain is offering up to 75% off. >> when the kids need toys, you need toys. when you need a present, you need a present. >>reporter: what nippa says he really needs is a big sales day. michelle miller, cbs news, new york. >> if you cannot make it to the store in the next two days, there is some good news. many retailers are expected to continue their holiday sales well into the new year. and i think that's probably going to be me. >> well, especially if you have gift cards. i mean, of course, you're shopping after christmas anyway, but, you know, you, you're shopping after christmas no matter what. >> no matter what. >> up until it. >> i gotta say this, one person who does not need to sho
conservative values. scott will face an election in 2014. >>> the "washington post" says nasa dleb ratley crashed two space probes into the moon yesterday. ebb and flow were to map the gravitational field. they discovered the moon's crust is thinner than nasa thought. >>> the "los angeles times" says traffic deaths are down the country except in california. more than 32,000 people were killed in accidents last year in the united states. that is the lowest number in more than 60 years. but traffic deaths in california increased more than 2.5%. >>> "usa today" reports nielsen and twitter are teaming up to provide social tv ratings starting next fall. it will measure the social interaction of its users around certain television shows. >>> and the "wall street journal" looks at why too little sleep leads to overeating and weight gain. a new study suggests that lack of sleep affects different hormones in men and women. men on short sleep felt more hungry, but women felt less full. >> we don't know anything about lack >>> day after day in newtown, clergy members are there helping family members
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